Comet Goldfish
Comet Goldfish

One of the tougher varieties of goldfish available and also one of the most popular is the Comet Goldfish.

Comets feature a wide variety of colour options including, red, white, yellow and black. There is also an “uncoloured” colour which has a similar colour to a bronze cory. Comets have a sleek shaped body with a single tail. Their head is slightly pointed whilst their body is of a similar height and width. All of their fins are paired except the dorsal fin and tail fin.

The Comet Goldfish are very popular amongst cold water aquarists, and are very durable as far as goldfish breeds go. Nitrates should still be kept low and PH should be around 7.5.

Comets can be bought at varying sizes and make great subjects for a bowl, aquarium or outside pond.

Sizes available are usually 5cm, 7cm, 9cm, 12cm and 15cm. Very large specimens need to be ordered – call us on 8336 5062 to find out more.

Common Name: Comet

Scientific Name: Carassius auratus 

Minimum Tank Size: 30L

Diet: Omnivore – Flake, Pellet, Frozen, Vegetables

Max Size: 20cm

Life Span: 10 – 20 years

Temperament: Peaceful, social

Compatible with:

  • Same species : YES
  • Peaceful fish : YES
  • Semi-Aggressive : NO
  • Shrimps, Crabs, Yabbies, Snails: YES
  • Plants: YES/NO – Goldfish will eat many kinds of aquatic plants. Suggest Anubias plants for long term success

Substrate Type: Any – A medium-sized gravel works best.

Lighting Needs: Moderate – normal lighting

Temperature: 10-24C

Range ph: 7.0-8.0

Hardness Range: 5 – 19 dGH

Strata: Visits all areas